What is the Kennedy half dollar?

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The Kennedy half dollar, which is a .50 cent coin, was made with 90% silver back in 1964. In 1965, the amount of silver in the coin dropped to 40%.
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The US half dollar minted since 1964 has John Kennedy's portrait. Those minted in 1964 are 90% pure silver. Those from 1965 to 1970 have a copper core with silver alloy outer layers
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From 1965-1970 Kennedy half dollars were changed to
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1. STARTING A COLLECTION. The Kennedy half dollar has been minted since 1964. There are a few rare dates, one doubled die and a special Matte proof issue. Otherwise, most of the other
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Silver issue (regular circulation in year 1964, silver proof sets from 1992 to date) * Weight: 12.5 g. * Composition: 90% silver, 10% copper. * Silver content: 11.25 g (0.3617 troy
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